Pill abuse soars in N.Y.

New York is fast emerging as another problem area for abuse of prescription drugs like OxyContin, according to this article in the New York Daily News. Illegal pill sales now make up about 15 percent of narcotics prosecutors’ cases, as compared to just 3 percent five years ago, and are being sold by dealers alongside harder drugs like heroin and meth, the article says.

Read more about the prescription drug epidemic in New York here.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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